Climate and monthly weather forecast
Hafar Al Batin, Saudi Arabia


The climate of Hafar Al Batin

Hafar Al Batin, nestled in the heart of Saudi Arabia, has a BWh climate by the Köppen climate classification indicating a dominant subtropical desert condition. Across the year, this location's weather revolves around temperature shifts and daylight durations due to its geographical positioning and climatological setting.

On an annual spectrum, Hafar Al Batin witnesses a regular rhythmic change in temperature, fluctuating daylight, and an assortment of rain events. High temperatures fluctuate from a manageable 17.8°C (64°F) in the cooler months right up to an extreme peak of around 44.5°C (112.1°F) in the warmer sectors of the year. Lower temperatures, while still showing considerable variability, range from a relatively mild 5.4°C (41.7°F) up to a sultry 27.3°C (81.1°F).

As for daylight, the inhabitants of Hafar Al Batin enjoy between 10.4 hours to 13.9 hours, significantly influencing the local lifestyle. Furthermore, rainfall patterns offer an interesting perspective, with a highly variable distribution ranging from a peak of 31mm (1.22") in some months to a complete absence of rain in other months.

Notably, the hottest period is between May and September where the region experiences high temperatures upwards of 40°C (104°F) and receives virtually no rain, a classic display of desert climatic conditions.

The best time to visit Hafar Al Batin

Given the subtropical desert climate, the time between November and March is widely considered the best time to visit Hafar Al Batin. Temperatures during these months are relatively mild, varying from 20.1°C (68.2°F) to 33°C (91.4°F) for highs and 7.2°C (45°F) to 17.2°C (63°F) for lows, making outdoor exploration highly enjoyable. Furthermore, daylight durations remain comfortable, falling between 10.4 hours to 12.9 hours.

The worst time to visit Hafar Al Batin

Summer months in the subtropical desert climate can be an inferno. In Hafar Al Batin, the height of the summer, specifically from June to September, sees scorching high temperatures from 43°C (109.4°F) to 44.5°C (112.1°F) and parched conditions with almost no rainfall, not the most welcoming weather for a visit.

Spring weather in Hafar Al Batin

Spring arrives in Hafar Al Batin with a significant rise in temperature. Highs rise steadily from 21.2°C (70.2°F) in February to a very warm 33°C (91.4°F) in April, while lows progress from 7.3°C (45.1°F) to 17.2°C (63°F). Rainfall, however, declines from 11mm (0.43") in February to 16mm (0.63") in April.

Summer weather in Hafar Al Batin

Summer in Hafar Al Batin is punishingly hot with high temperatures climbing from 39°C (102.2°F) in May to peak at 44.5°C (112.1°F) in August. Lows, while lower than highs do not offer much respite as they register between 23.1°C (73.6°F) and 27.3°C (81.1°F), reinforcing the overarching desert climate. The area is mostly devoid of rainfall during these months.

Autumn weather in Hafar Al Batin

With the onset of Autumn in September, temperatures start to come down, although it remains fairly hot with highs reducing from 40.6°C (105.1°F) to 34.8°C (94.6°F) by October. Correspondingly, the lows drop down from 23.5°C (74.3°F) to 18.6°C (65.5°F). Rainfall too, begins to make a return, however, remaining sparse at around 6mm (0.24").

Winter weather in Hafar Al Batin

Winter sees the most comfortable and pleasant weather in Hafar Al Batin. From December to February, the highs fluctuate from a manageable 20.1°C (68.2°F) to 17.8°C (64°F), while the lows range from 7.2°C (45°F) to 5.4°C (41.7°F). December also witnesses the second-highest rainfall of the year at 19mm (0.75"), a stark contrast to the arid conditions of the summer months.

Weather in January

The New Year commences in Hafar Al Batin with cool temperatures and moderate daylight hours. There are noticeable progressive increases in both temperature and daylight hours compared to December. Rainfall measures remain moderate, recording an average of 31mm (1.22"). Weather in January »

Weather in February

By February, there is a clear transition from winter's chilly embrace to the early signs of spring. It is generally warmer than January and remains as a dry month. Particularly, February is the driest month with precipitation recording a mere 11mm (0.43") average for the period. Weather in February »

Weather in March

March experiences a flight into the pleasant spring season, carrying the February warmth along. However, it does present a slight uptick in the rainfall average, standing at 12mm (0.47"). The increase is negligible, making March a month with balanced weather conditions. Weather in March »

Weather in April

April introduces Hafar Al Batin residents to the oncoming scorch of the summer season. The temperatures rise significantly and the daylight hours extend. In despite of this rising heat, rainfall averages a bearable 16mm (0.63"). With May around the corner, apprehend a rapid amplification in these high temperatures. Weather in April »

Weather in May

Stepping into May converts the rising heat into the full-scale onset of summer. Drastic changes in weather conditions when compared to April are evident. In May, rainfall declines drastically, only averaging 2mm (0.08") for the entire month. Weather in May »

Weather in June

June asserts the fierceness of a typical desert summer with scorching temperatures and extended daylight hours. Locals and visitors alike can expect no recourse from high temperatures during this period. Notably, June matches with the summer solstice, offering the longest days of the year with approximately 13.9 daylight hours. Weather in June »

Weather in July

July comes in with unabated intensity, carrying forward the sweltering heat from June. Interestingly, temperatures are at their highest, hitting a scorching 43.9°C (111°F) on an average. August, while providing a similar heat experience, will surpass this peak temperature slightly. Weather in July »

Weather in August

August maintains the unyielding momentum of the summer season in Hafar Al Batin. As a distinction, it claims the hottest temperatures of the year averaging at a maximum of 44.5°C (112.1°F). However, heading into September will commence a gradual reduction in temperature and daylight hours. Weather in August »

Weather in September

With the advent of September, Hafar Al Batin begins its retreat from the high summer temperatures. Several notable changes from August are perceivable, particularly in terms of cooling temperatures and increasing rainfall. Nonetheless, the environment remains relatively dry with zero recorded rainfall. Weather in September »

Weather in October

October witnesses a further easing out of the intense heat. The shift from blistering summer to a more tolerable autumn is quite evident when compared to September. From the complete lack of rain previously, rainfall now measures up to a significant 6mm (0.24"). Weather in October »

Weather in November

November brings about a noticeable dip in temperatures, drawing the city into a mild winter setting. Alongside this coolness, prepare for more frequent showers, with rainfall reaching up to 22mm (0.87") on average. December, while being slightly cooler, mirrors November closely in terms of climatic conditions. Weather in November »

Weather in December

December closes off the year with a clear winter accent. The drop in temperatures and daylight hours from November provide a stark contrast to the burning summer onset. The rainfall remains moderate, clocking an average of 19mm (0.75"). Weather in December »
Updated: Jan 25, 2024 | Published by: Weather Atlas | About Us / Weather Forecasting / Data Sources

Frequently asked questions

What part of the year is the coldest in Hafar Al Batin?

Hafar Al Batin reaches its average lowest temperatures in January, measuring 17.8°C (64°F) at the peak and 5.4°C (41.7°F) at the lowest.

What is the wettest month in Hafar Al Batin?

The month with the most rainfall is January, when 31mm (1.22") of precipitation is typically aggregated.

How much does it rain in Hafar Al Batin?

During the entire year, Hafar Al Batin aggregates up to 120mm (4.72") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Hafar Al Batin?

In Hafar Al Batin, rain does not fall in June, July and September.

When are the longest days in Hafar Al Batin?

June has the longest days of the year in Hafar Al Batin, with an average of 13h and 54min of daylight.

What part of the year is the hottest in Hafar Al Batin?

The highest temperatures in Hafar Al Batin are recorded in August, with averages reaching a high of 44.5°C (112.1°F) and a low of 27.3°C (81.1°F).

When does it rain in Hafar Al Batin?

Months with rainfall are January through May, August, October through December.

What is the month with the shortest days in Hafar Al Batin?

The month with the shortest days is December, with an average of 10h and 24min of daylight.

Is there Daylight Saving Time (DST) in Hafar Al Batin?

Hafar Al Batin does not utilize Daylight Saving Time (DST). +03 timezone is used over the entire year.

Average temperature
Hafar Al Batin, Saudi Arabia

Average temperature - Hafar Al Batin, Saudi Arabia

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is August (44.5°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is January (17.8°C).

The month with the highest average low temperature is August (27.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (5.4°C).

Average rainfall
Hafar Al Batin, Saudi Arabia

Average rainfall - Hafar Al Batin, Saudi Arabia

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is January (31.1mm).
The driest months (with the least rainfall) are June, July and September (0mm).

Average daylight
Hafar Al Batin, Saudi Arabia

Average daylight - Hafar Al Batin, Saudi Arabia

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 13h and 54min).
The month with the shortest days is December (Average daylight: 10h and 24min).

Hafar Al Batin, Saudi Arabia

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